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Container Truck Crushes Vehicles In Andhra, 12 Died

Tirupati: At least 12 people were killed when a container trailer-truck crushed an Omni van and two other vehicles after its brakes failed in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district on Friday, police said.

The accident occurred near Mogili Ghat on Chittoor-Bengaluru highway at around 7 p.m.

The container crushed an Omni van, an auto-rickshaw and a two-wheeler coming from opposite direction, apparently due to brake failure.

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The deceased include nine members of the same family, including four women, travelling in the van.

Container driver and two men on a motorbike were also killed in the crash. Few others were injured who were rushed to a nearby hospital.

According to eyewitnesses, the impact of the collision was such that the vehicles were reduced to mangled pieces of metal.

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